Hope and Fear as Life Companions: The Effects of Asylum Seeking Processes on the Life of Children

Minna Lähteenmäki

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    An asylum seeker normally receives several decisions on asylum during the process, for a negative decision usually leads to an appeal against it. Receiving a negative decision always results in crisis of some degree. The decision does not show only in the person receiving it, but it has a far wider effect on all those with whom he or she is in contact during that time. From the point of view of a child, the period of living in the reception centre is a continual fight for survival, where the desire for a positive decision sustains hope, whereas the threat of a negative one sustains fear in his or her mind. These feelings of hope and fear frame the everyday life of even a very young child, often coming up in his or her speech and action, for the children seem to understand the meaning of the resolution for their own lives.
    Originalspråkengelska
    Titel på gästpublikationCritical Views on Crime, Policy and Social Control
    RedaktörerDemetra Fr. Sorvatzioti, Georgios A. Antonopaulos, Georgios Papanicolaou, Ragnhild Sollund
    Antal sidor10
    UtgivningsortNicosia
    FörlagUniversity of Nicosia Press
    Utgivningsdatum2014
    Sidor64-73
    ISBN (tryckt)978-9963-711-15-4
    StatusPublicerad - 2014
    MoE-publikationstypB3 Ej refererad artikel i konferenshandlingar
    Evenemang“‘Beyond the Wire’: Regulating Division, Conflict and Resistance: 40th Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control - Nicosia, Cyprus, Cypern
    Varaktighet: 5 sep 20129 sep 2012
    Konferensnummer: 40

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